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Glossary

While anyone can enjoy the therapeutic benefits of THC and CBD, some of you may want to learn more. For that reason, we've created this glossary to help describe some of the cannabis industry's more commonly used words and phrases.

GLOSSARY 

Cannabidiol (CBD): A cannabinoid found in hemp and/or cannabis and has been shown effective as an anti-seizure, antipsychotic, neuroprotective, antidepressant and anxiolytic compound.

Cannabis: A genus of flowering plants in the family Cannabaceae possessing high levels of cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes, which is used predominantly as a recreational drug, due to it's high levels of tetrahydrocannibinol (THC).

Cannabinoids: The compounds found in hemp and/or cannabis that react with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) of the human body to induce a wide array of effects, such as pain relief, hunger, or feeling 'high.' 

Certificate of Authenticity (COA): An official, analytical testing report from an accredited laboratory documenting the potency and purity of our products.

Decarboxylation: A chemical reactive process through which heat is applied to cannabinoids to remove a carboxyl group, converting them from their acidic form to their non-acidic form.

Delta-9 THC is not psychoactive in it's acidic form, Delta-9 THCa.

Delta-8 THC: Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol is a compound closely resembling Delta-9 THC, but has demonstrated to produce a similar, but more 'mild,' psychoactive effect.

Delta-9 THC: Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most famous ingredient in cannabis and is known for it's psychoactive properties and the 'high' feeling users describe. Hemp-derived products containing less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC by dry weight are federally legal.

Distillate: A highly refined, oil-based concentration of cannabinoids.

Endocannabinoid System (ECS): A complex cell-signaling system that helps regulate a range of physiological functions and processes, including sleep, mood, appetite, memory, reproduction, and fertility.

The ECS exists and is active in your body even if you don’t use cannabis.

Extraction: The process through which cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, and other beneficial compounds are separated and removed from hemp and/or cannabis plants.

Extracts: Concentrations of beneficial cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes derived from hemp and/or cannabis.

Full Spectrum: A hemp or cannabis-derived product that possesses the entire spectrum of cannabinoids, offering the user a more effective and holistic benefit. 

Hemp: A cannabis strain containing very low levels of Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Indica: A family of cannabis strains with stout, broad-leaves, thought to deliver sedating effects. These broad-leaf varieties are technically Cannabis indica ssp. afghanica.

Isolate: A highly-purified form of a single cannabinoid.

Sativa: A family of cannabis strains with tall, narrow-leaves, thought to induce energizing effects. These narrow-leaf varieties were originally Cannabis indica ssp. indica.

Terpenes: Aromatic compounds found in very high concentrations in cannabis, that produce it's flavor and work in tandem with cannabinoids to enhance their therapeutic and psychoactive effects.

 
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